Great weigh in day. I weighed in at 166.8 pounds, for a 2.2 pound loss! Even better, this got me another 5 pounds star giving me a total of 40.6 pounds lost. I was particularly happy about this because it was unexpected. For most of this week I was up on my weight. I thought it would settle down some as the week went on. Last week, I had gained .8 pounds after a couple of weeks where I had been sick so I thought I might get some of them back this week. But, I also ate out 3 times (usually I eat out twice). And, for one of the meals, I wasn’t stellar. We went to Red Lobster and I had snow crab and shrimp bake that turned out to be more calories than I expected (which is what usually happens when I eat at a restaurant without looking it up). So, my overall calories eaten went up this week. I usually eat about 15 to 25 of my 49 weekly points. This week I ate 48 of them. That is still OK, of course, but by the numbers my calorie deficit was really about enough for a half pound loss. I thought I might get back the .8 pounds gain from last week, so a loss of 1.2 pounds would have been great. I was sort of bemused to lose 2.2 pounds. The receptionist pointed out a few weeks ago that often when I have a good loss, I will have a lesser loss the next week. I am thinking that next Friday I should probably be happy with any loss. Still, I was so happy.
Afterwards, we went and looked at some more exercise bikes and ellipticals. I wanted to see if I could find a less expensive recumbent exercise bike with a comfortable seat and back. The answer to that question was a resounding no. I also tried out the Nordic Track ellipticals at Sears. The nicest one they had there (it was about $1299) was very nice to use. But, I’m going to defer getting an elliptical until after I’ve used one for a few months at the Y.
After that, we went and bought a Vision Fitness R40 with Elegant console. The bike itself feels great, but a really important factor to me is that the seat is very comfortable and the back is adjustable. And, I was happy that it will be delivered and set up tomorrow. So, I’ll be able to finally start burning some exercise calories. I can’t join the Y and start using the elliptical yet, but at least I can start using the recumbent bike.
Edit: I just realized that I’ve lost exactly 20 pounds since my first weigh in for this blog on December 27th, which is 24 weeks. So an average of .83 pounds a week. I’ll take it.